Jungle Book writer set to pen script for Top Gun 2
Justin Marks, the man who has just completed work on the script for Disney's new live-action version of The Jungle Book, is in talks to pen the script for the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marks has been tapped by producer Jerry Bruckheimer to write the sequel, which is being made by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
Bruckheimer recently moved to work with Paramount after a decade of producing for Disney, a spell that included the production of the Pirates Of Caribbean franchise as well as the likes of The Lone Ranger and Prince Of Persia.
Tom Cruise is expected to return to reprise his role as cocky pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, with a story that aims to show the relevance of old fashioned pilots in the modern-day high-tech, drone-centric war environment.
Disney's version of The Jungle Book is being directed by Jon Favreau, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken are all confirmed to lend their voices to the production. It is due for release in 2015.